February 27, 2020
Nonslip surface keeps diamond plates and waterstones from slipping.
January 29, 2020
Chairmaker Russ Filbeck demonstrates how he gets his drawknives and carving gouges sharp in short order using abrasive belts and a rubber lapidary wheel on his grinder.
December 5, 2019
An inexpensive farm feeder, intended to hang over a fence rail, creates a perfect tub for storing waterstones as well as a platform for using them.
November 20, 2019
The chip-carving knife, though simple in the extreme, employs some special geometry that makes it a versatile tool for removing faceted chips of varying shapes and sizes.
October 28, 2019
Bob Van Dyke demonstrates his process for sharpening a card scraper, including how to create smooth and square edges and faces, and how to draw out and form a burr to create the cutting edge.
October 10, 2019
Nano Hone lapping plates feature raised abrasive elements that speed the flattening process by increasing the edges in contact with the waterstone.
September 4, 2019
Vic Tesolin demonstrates how to sharpen all of those old auger bits that have been collecting dust in a drawer
August 15, 2019
A piece of MDF and two inexpensive tool-storage magnets, clamped in a vise, holds blades tightly while filing.
August 5, 2019
The reality is that dull tools are the main reason why woodworkers struggle with hand tools. There is no way around it. If you don't have sharp tools, then you won't be successful with hand tools.
July 15, 2019
Woodworking hand tools, most notably hand planes and chisels, are some of the most useful tools in the woodshop. In the time it takes to set up many power tool…
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